Rajasthan, September 20: Ever since the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2019 was implemented, riders have been imposed with heavy fines for flouting rules. In a recent incident, a taxi driver had his shirt unbuttoned and was driving wearing slippers and therefore the traffic police decided to fine him. This is to be mentioned that the Rajasthan government has so far not implemented the provisions of the New Motor Vehicles Act.
According to an India Today report, traffic police personnel, Madho Singh in the challan, mentioned that the driver had his shirt unbuttoned and was driving wearing slippers as the reason for fine him. The Court will decide on the amount of the fine. Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019: People Wearing Slippers While Riding Motorbike to be Fined? Some Reports Say So But No Official Confirmation
As per the new Motor Vehicle Act, there were few reports which claimed that riders will be fined for wearing slippers or sandals while riding bikes. However, there has been no official confirmation about this rule. The New Motor Vehicles Amendment Act has received a lot of flak for imposing heavy fines on the riders.
In one such incident from Haryana's Gurugram, traffic police fined trolley driver Rs 59,000 for driving under the influence of alcohol and not carrying required documents. three auto drivers were charged Rs 9,400, Rs 27,000 and Rs 37,000 as challan under various sections of newly implemented motor vehicle act. Meanwhile, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari justified hefty fines for violating traffic rules under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, saying it will prevent people from breaking traffic laws